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23rd Apr '17 7:55:17 PM Yozzy
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* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'', due to living all his childhood in the mountains with only his adoptive grandfather, has NoSocialSkills, no concepts of things like money and gender and as we find out later, no job skills either. He can survive very well off the land, and even provide for his family in ''Z'', but his wife isn't entirely happy with the situation. Though, if the first episode of ''Z'' is to believed, he could've made a living as a lumberjack working just a couple of months a year or he could have kept entering (and winning) the World Martial Arts Tournaments.

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* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'', due to living all ''Manga/DragonBall''. He lived his early childhood in the mountains with only his adoptive grandfather, a hermit martial artist who died early in Goku's childhood. Due to these conditions, Goku has no education, has NoSocialSkills, no concepts of things like money and gender gender, and as we find out later, no job skills either. He can survive very well off the land, and even provide for his family in ''Z'', but his wife isn't entirely happy with the situation. Though, if the first episode of ''Z'' is to believed, he could've made a living as a lumberjack working just a couple of months a year or he could have kept entering (and winning) the World Martial Arts Tournaments.Tournaments for the huge prizes. As an adult, he still remains pretty BookDumb, yet he's actually quite capable at farming, though it still causes him problems that he prefers to goof off with training and getting ready for the next fight.
15th Apr '17 1:03:00 PM nombretomado
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* Similar to tabletop RPG s, one of the earlier SmackdownVsRaw games (back when it was still called Smackdown!) allowed your created characters to sacrifice attribute points for quirks that gave you a slight advantage in combat. On the other hand you could also pick negative traits to give you additional attribute points. This allowed the wrestler to receive ungodly strength or endurance in exchange for being hampered by multiple ''crippled limbs''. Happily elective quadriplegia had almost [[GameplayAndStorySegregation no affect whatsoever]], effectively granting you a massive power boost for free.

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* Similar to tabletop RPG s, one of the earlier SmackdownVsRaw ''VideoGame/SmackdownVsRaw'' games (back when it was still called Smackdown!) allowed your created characters to sacrifice attribute points for quirks that gave you a slight advantage in combat. On the other hand you could also pick negative traits to give you additional attribute points. This allowed the wrestler to receive ungodly strength or endurance in exchange for being hampered by multiple ''crippled limbs''. Happily elective quadriplegia had almost [[GameplayAndStorySegregation no affect whatsoever]], effectively granting you a massive power boost for free.
14th Apr '17 5:58:26 PM Yozzy
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* Aiz Wallenstein from LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon. She's 16, yet a ten year veteran dungeon delver and one of the strongest and most famed adventurers in [[RPGMechanicsVerse the city of Orario]]. Fighting in the dungeon from an such early age, however, has left her knowledge base focused almost entirely on combat and dungeoneering. Outside of her particular skillset, [[GeniusDitz she's a bit of an airhead]], has [[NoSocialSkills next to no people skills]], and has difficulty understanding people and her own emotions.
5th Apr '17 2:16:21 AM Filosera
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* There's a peculiar physical-combat-based example of this trope in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' involving ditching buying any Attack (and if taken to a more extreme level, any Block/Dodge either) at all and instead sticking the points in Martial Knowledge, Ki Pool, and Ki Accumulation. As all of the above stats draw from the same pool of points, some of them have to be sacrificed, as trying to do all of them at once often falls into MasterOfNone territory. This results in one of very few character builds that can use incredibly complex combinations of ki techniques -- some of which can turn a character into the most devastating practical artillery pieces in the setting, or dish out damage per round that far exceeds the health of anything in the game -- within a combat-practical time period, but without said techniques and the energy to power them, these characters are actually more prone to ineffective flailing than most ''civilians''.
** On a more general level, either hyper-focused secondary skill spreads (sacrificing any pretense of competence in basically anything else non-combat, or even anything combat-related if focused hard enough) that can quickly get up to physics-breaking levels in their one area of expertise at the cost of potentially fouling up ''routine'' checks outside that area (like taking stairs two or three at a time) on a fairly regular basis, or forgoing secondary skills entirely to spend the points on other things like extra maximum health or monster powers (which tend to be great for raw stats but not so much for life skills).
28th Mar '17 10:04:00 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* When she showed up in Sunnydale, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Kendra the Vampire Slayer]] demonstrated the primary weakness of the Watcher's Council usual treatment of potential slayers (that is, they trained them to be living weapons above and beyond all other things). Kendra might have been a kick-ass fighter, for sure, but when it came to anything other than just hitting things, she was naïve, nervous about interacting with boys, had no dress sense, hesitant, and when push came to shove easily beaten by an enemy that did anything other than stand there and offer her a straight fight.
27th Mar '17 8:28:38 PM KeithM
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* Big business college athletics in the United States has been noted as suffering from this, especially with the presence of sports scholarships in some universities leading to cases of players able to get, essentially, joke degrees that have no practical benefit to them. If players then manage to make it into professional ranks at some point when they're forced to retire many realize they have no useful skills outside of the sport. This is often acerbated by the effect of fame and fans so their ability to socialize as a normal person when they're no longer the center of attention can be hampered. Many professional leagues now offer, essentially, life-skills classes and support so ex-athletes can manage to survive off the field. There are also efforts to clamp down on the fake athletic degrees so the college athletes have at least some kind of a real education.
26th Mar '17 7:03:15 PM M84
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* The Daughters of Aku introduced in Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' are a team of deadly assassins born and raised for the sole purpose of killing Jack. All of that training came at the expense of basically any knowledge of the outside world. They don't even know what a ''deer'' is and are completely baffled (and upset) by displays of affection.
26th Mar '17 8:57:56 AM Theokal3
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** In ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'', this is a frequent issue [[SerialKiller Slashers]] have; many focused so much on learning to kill and murder people they actually lost basic social skills, making them unable to empathize or interact with people in a peaceful way.
23rd Mar '17 7:55:52 PM otemple700
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* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'': Erina has a sense of taste best described as the "tongue of God". This, along with the training provided by her family, has made her a fix-star in the culinary world at age 16, already raking in millions in consulting fees. However, she needs assistance to perform basic tasks like buying her favorite manga and doing laundry, has never even heard of mass-produced snack foods and doesn't understand why people do things like visit the beach and go on dates.

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* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'': Erina has a sense of taste best described as the "tongue of God". This, along with the training provided by her family, has made her a fix-star in the culinary world at age 16, already raking in millions in consulting fees. However, she needs assistance to perform basic tasks like buying her favorite manga and doing laundry, has never even heard of mass-produced snack foods and doesn't understand why people do things like visit the beach and go on dates. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Erina's case is PlayedForDrama. She was made to give up her soical skills on purpose by her abusive father in order to refine her culinary skills, the result making her a genius in cooking but utterly dence in everything else.]]
21st Feb '17 10:43:26 PM LinTaylor
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* Medaka of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' can do ''everything'', literally ''everything''. She is a master of every single sport ever played, top of ''every'' class, could read entire libraries of books when she ''was three'' and can rip entire buildings off their foundations with her bare hands. Because of her near perfection though, her people skills are non-existent. She can barely understand how normal people work and generally causes trouble everywhere she goes. It has required the life time effort and struggle of her childhood friend Zenkichi to just barely keep her in check.

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* Medaka of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' can do ''everything'', literally ''everything''. She is a master of every single sport ever played, top of ''every'' class, could read entire libraries of books when she ''was three'' and three'', can rip entire buildings off their foundations with her bare hands.hands, '''and''' she has a superpower that lets her copy and perfect any other superpowers she witnesses. Because of her near perfection though, her people skills are non-existent. She can barely understand how normal people work and generally causes trouble everywhere she goes. It has required the life time effort and struggle of her childhood friend Zenkichi to just barely keep her in check.check.
** To a lesser extent, it's shown that because of this flaw, the one thing Medaka is actually bad at is any form of artistic expression. In one chapter she plays the drums for the first time in her life; though her technique is described as godly, it utterly fails to inspire any kind of emotion in those who hear it. Zenkichi describes her performance as ''too'' perfect, remarking that because it lacks the human touch of little slip-ups or errors it doesn't "feel" right, and explicitly says that it's like the opposite of the UncannyValley effect.
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